Man sentenced following County Lines investigation between London and Eastbourne
A man has appeared in court and admitted supplying Class A drugs between London and Eastbourne.
Officers from both Sussex Police and the Metropolitan Police collaboratively worked alongside each other to arrest someone working on the ‘Malik’ county drugs line.
In October 2021, officers from the Metropolitan Police conducted a raid at an address in Brent, London, where they seized drug-line phones, £1410 of crack cocaine and heroin, £330 in cash and a large knife.
Caylan Park, 22, of Wharton Close, Brent, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court on Monday, January 31 to the supply of Class A drugs in Eastbourne as part of a county lines operation called the ‘Malik Line’. He was sentenced to two years in prison, which was suspended for 18-months.
Detective Constable David Brown said: "Class ‘A’ supply has a large negative impact on local people & local services. This investigation demonstrated that we will work effectively with our partners in the Metropolitan Police to target and disrupt those responsible for county lines drug dealing."
Read more about our work to tackle County Lines, as well as the signs to look out for in young or vulnerable persons who may be recruited into drug gangs here.
Stone Cross church given police funding boost for vital community work
St Luke’s Church in Stone Cross has been awarded £500 from the Police Property Act Fund to go towards the ongoing community support work through its Church and Parish Centre.
PC Zachary Hayns and PCSO Daryl Holter recently met with church warden Imogen Lade to present the funds and discuss the great community work carried out by the church.
St Lukes proves a weekly foodbank service in partnership with Eastbourne Foodbank, actively engages with all of the schools, youth groups and community in the parish and provides a safe and trusted space for all members of our community.
Father James Vine said: “This funding will support all users of our Church and Parish Centre. Recent building work has been necessary to enable its future use and we thank Sussex Police for this generous donation.”
PCSO Holter said: “St Luke’s Church and Parish centre is well known for providing support to all who need it within our parish of Stone Cross with North Langney.
“I’m really pleased to have been able to help secure this funding, which will help make a difference to so many people in our community.”
Witness appeal following serious assault on a Eastbourne postman
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault on a postman by two men just before Christmas in Langney Road, Eastbourne.
Officers were flagged down by members of the public around 1.15pm on Thursday, December 23.
When they arrived the man was being supported by three members of the public who were giving him medical aid.
Officers believe this was an unprovoked attack and the victim sustained serious facial injuries, which will require several thousand pounds worth of dental work to repair.
Following the incident, two suspects drove off in a silver car, possibly a Volkswagen Golf along Langney Road, turned right onto Cavendish Place then right again into Tideswell Road.
Officers conducted a search of the area but could not locate the vehicle.
One of the men is described as white, dishevelled, around 5’ 10” of skinny build, with short fair hair, rough facial hair and rotten teeth.
PC Emma Hatt said: “This was an appalling and unnecessary act of violence in broad daylight on a postman simply going about his work just before Christmas. I would strongly urge anybody who maybe witnessed the assault or know of who may have been responsible to come forward and speak to us”.
Anyone with information or footage of the assault which could help officers with their investigation is asked to report online or call police on 101 quoting serial number 602 of 23/12.
Operation Blitz - ASB targeting patrols
Call 07785 372050 (between 1730-2230 each Friday and Saturday) to report to officers out on the ground if you witness/become victim of ASB including ASB driving.
Following continued anti-social behaviour, and youth related crime and disorder around The Beacon Shopping Centre, patrols this weekend will focus mainly within the Town Centre as officers continue to identify those involved.
Each week teams made up of both PCs and PCSOs take to the streets on additional patrols to areas reported by your communities as having seen an increase in ASB and youth related crime and disorder.
ASB can have a lasting effect on local communities and often leads to more serious offences, such as theft and criminal damage - if you are experiencing issues of ASB in your towns or villages please report it to us at the time, all your reports help to plan these additional weekend patrols in areas which have been affected the most.
Outside of these times, please continue to report ASB online/101 for non-emergencies, and to 999 at the time in an emergency/crime in action.
A garage was broken into at a property off Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, overnight on the 1st February. Unknown individual/s have forced padlocks on the garage to gain entry, electrical tools were targeted. (997 of 02/02)
A further garage at a property off Langney Rise, Eastbourne, reported an attempted break in overnight on the 2nd February. Owners have been alerted to considerable damage to locks and doors of their garage whereby unknown individual/s have attempted to gain entry, damage was also caused to security lighting and an attempt made to gain entry to the property was also reported. (377 of 03/02)
A property off Longland Road, Eastbourne, reported a burglary overnight on the 2-3rd February. Unknown individual/s have smashed rear glass doors to gain entry to the address. Entry was gained however nothing was reported as stolen. (485 of 03/02)
Members of the public and business owners are asked to remain alert to any suspicious activity in their area, and to report any concerns to police online or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
There are a number of steps residents can take to property their property, including alarm systems and CCTV cameras, for a range of crime prevention advice, support and tips to keep you and your property safe click here.
If you have been the victim of a burglary, please report online, or by calling 101 – always dial 999 in an emergency/burglary in action.
Sussex Police and Action Fraud scam watch
Warning of Online Shopping Fraud: Bogus E-Scooter Sales.
Action Fraud received over 350 reports in 2021 about scam websites selling e-scooters and shoppers loose out on over £145,000 pounds.
If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
You can also visit our website at www.sussex.police.uk where you can find our easy to use online forms to report all non-emergencies to us.
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